Our practice uses high power microscopes to enhance the precision of patient care.
Dentistry is micro-surgery. Using microscope that is similar to the one an ophthalmologist uses enables us to create dental restorations with incredibly precise fit and finish. You just can’t fulfill that level of care with the naked eye.
Many dentists use air-driven “hand-pieces” (the dental term for “drills”). While acceptable for many procedures, these “whiney sounding” air-powered hand pieces all have a degree of non-concentricity; they do not rotate perfectly smoothly.
For the most precise aspects of restorative procedures, we use electric hand-pieces. This results in extraordinarily precise interfaces between your tooth and your new restoration (crown , veneer, or filling). This will bring more comfort to you as well. With a more precise tool, there is less vibration and less noise.
Dr. Hanna and Dr. Mazer choose carefully which and when radiographs are taken. There are many guidelines that we follow. Radiographs allow us to see everything we cannot see with our own eyes. Radiographs enable us to detect cavities in between your teeth, determine bone level, and analyze the health of your bone. We can also examine the roots and nerves of teeth, diagnose lesions such as cysts or tumors, as well as assess damage when trauma occurs.
Dental radiographs are invaluable aids in diagnosing, treating, and maintaining dental health. Exposure time for dental radiographs is extremely minimal. Dr. Hanna and Dr. Mazer utilize Digital Imaging Technologies within the office. With digital imaging, exposure time is about 50 percent less when compared to traditional radiographs. Digital imaging can also help us retrieve valuable diagnostic information. We may be able to see cavities better.
Digital imaging allows us to store patient images, and enables us to quickly and easily transfer them to specialists or insurance companies.
Digital X-rays offer more precision since we view the image on a computer monitor, instead of holding up a 35 mm film up to the light. Digital X-rays results in 1/6th the radiation exposure to you.
Patients nowadays are very familiar with the latest technology and are excited to be in a high tech practice. Computers and TV screens are a primary method of information processing for many of us, so why should your dental office be any different.
Dr. Hanna and Dr. Mazer utilize intraoral camera technology that helps enhance your understanding of a diagnosis. An intraoral camera is a very small camera – in some cases, just a few millimeters long. Intraoral cameras allows our practice to view clear, precise images of your mouth, teeth and gums, in order for us to accurately make a diagnosis. With clear, defined, enlarged images, you see details that may be missed by standard mirror examinations. This can mean faster diagnosis with less chair-time for you!
Intraoral cameras also enable our practice to save your images in our office computer to provide a permanent record of treatments. These images can be printed for you, other specialists, and your lab or insurance companies.
Trios Intraoral Scanner
Trios Intraoral Scanner
The Dexis CariVu device uses transillumination technology to identify occlusal, interproximinal, and recurrent carious lesions and cracks in teeth. Transillumination technology causes the enamel of the tooth to appear transparent while illuminating any porous lesions. Those lesions appear dark in the image and allow for our doctors to visually show our patients problem areas. This only helps our patients have a better understanding of their own oral health as well as provides us with a leg up in early detection of dental caries!
We also are able to use our Dexis CariVu hand in hand with our Dexis digital x-ray sensor. This especially comes in handy when there is a suspicious area in a radiograph that our doctors would then utilize the CariVu to take a deeper look, providing a comprehensive picture of the tooth’s overall health.